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  • Land use and zoning due diligence in connection with the acquisition of an approximately $112 million 27-story, Class A mixed-use office building in Chicago’s Central Business District.

  • Land use and public way waivers and approvals for high rise, mixed use projects on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

  • Land use and related approvals for a 40-story mixed use, office, retail and residential building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

  • Land use and related approvals for a youth sports academy sponsored by two major Chicago sports team in the Chicago suburbs.

  • Land use and related approvals for numerous branch banks in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.

  • Land use and related approvals for numerous grocery store projects in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.

  • Land use and related diligence to assist a joint venture partner in connection with proposals for a 2,000-foot tall, $1.5 billion project in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.

  • Land use and zoning approvals for a 53-story, mixed-use, high-rise building in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.

  • Land use approvals for an approximately 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the western suburbs of Chicago.

  • Land use related approvals for numerous dialysis centers throughout Chicago.

  • Land use, financial incentives, fiber optic conduit path use agreements and other approvals in connection with data centers in downtown Chicago.

  • Land use, public way and related approvals for numerous hospital expansions in Chicago.

  • Land use, street vacations and related approvals for numerous market rate and affordable senior housing developments including assisted living facilities, supportive living facilities, and memory care facilities in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs. 

  • Land use, zoning and public way approvals for shopping center expansion projects in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.

  • Oversight of zoning, entitlements, and street vacation matters to ensure rail operations were not impeded or negatively impacted, as part of a sale of air rights over existing rail operations, allowing for a 750-foot tall office building to be constructed in downtown Chicago.

  • Public way approvals for numerous high rise buildings in downtown Chicago.

  • National and Chicago-based developers in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing and sale of shopping centers and retail properties throughout the United States.

  • Represented large national developer in securing disputed zoning rights for construction of a multi-million dollar shopping center.

  • Pro bono Counsel to a church in connection with the assembly of a development site in Chicago and the financing and construction contracts for development of a church building and community center.

  • Represented a developer in connection with the acquisition, financing and leasing of mixed-use development project in Chicago, Illinois consisting of retail space, condominiums, hotels and an underground parking facility.

  • Land use entitlements, TIF financing and sales tax sharing for numerous big-box-anchored shopping centers in the Chicago area.

  • Development approvals and special service area financing for a development containing two national corporate headquarters.

  • Development approvals for 1.7 million sq. ft. high-tech office and research campus.

  • Land use entitlements for a corporate campus that serves as the international headquarters for a large corporation.

  • Structuring and obtaining $59 million in upfront development incentives for a lifestyle shopping center in suburban Chicago.

  • Land use entitlements and business district financing for a 600,000 sq. ft. suburban shopping center.

  • Land use entitlements and TIF financing for a mixed-use development in northwest Indiana.

  • Development incentives for a complex, high rise mixed-use development in the City of Chicago.

  • Zoning and related approvals for several dialysis centers in Chicago.

  • Land use entitlements for the expansion and updating of numerous hospital campuses and other medical facilities.

  • Approvals for numerous market rate and affordable senior housing facilities, including assisted living facilities, supportive living facilities and memory care facilities throughout Illinois.

  • Coal and Natural Gas Power Plant Siting Projects in the Chicago suburbs.

  • Conduit Path and Facility Use Agreement with the City of Chicago for a data center project.

  • Land use entitlements in two Chicago suburbs for a food equipment manufacturer.

  • Land use entitlements for light industrial developments in three Chicago suburbs for a high-tech manufacturer.

  • TIF financing for the redevelopment of a 400-acre rail yard in northwest Indiana.

  • Zoning approvals for sound walls along a railroad right-of-way.

  • Development approvals for numerous telecommunications facilities and data centers.

  • Siting approvals and environmental permitting for numerous solid waste landfills and transfer stations.

  • Development approvals for a 950-acre pharmaceutical and research facility.

  • Land use entitlements for thousands of single-family, townhome, condominium and apartment units in the Chicago suburbs.

  • Land use entitlements for several, large residential projects in Chicago.

  • Land use entitlements for a senior housing development in Chicago.

  • TIF and special service area financing for several residential developments.

  • TIF financing for a student housing project in downstate Illinois.

  • Trial counsel for owner of 1,200 acres in Texas, challenging the constitutionality of zoning.

  • Zoning and royalty agreements for several landfill gas-to-energy projects. 

  • Trial counsel for a Chicago-area county, defending the first transportation impact fee ordinance in Illinois.

  • Represented company in the acquisition of well-known Lincoln Park restaurant and bar, and the attached apartment buildings.  Negotiated the asset and real estate purchase agreement, loan documents and lease, and guided client through the municipal approvals including obtaining the licenses and permits required to operate a restaurant and bar.